Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia


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RATINGS: 1179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Coopers Sparkling Ale is brewed naturally by the centuries-old top fermentation method just as it was in the beginning by Thomas Cooper. This beer displays a solid head and a distinctive, full-bodied flavour enhanced by a soft, fruity character and the sediment which gives it a cloudy appearance.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (973) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Aroma is mostly cracker and biscuit but there is also a bit of a honey note. there is a faint earthy hop character but it is pretty faded. Fairly bready and yeasty. Poured a very cloudy pale gold with a thin white head that quickly recedes to the edges. I thought I did a good job of leaving the yeast behind but clearly not. Flavor starts with some slightly sweet cracker and biscuit malt notes. There is also some honey to the flavor but less than in the aroma. A fairly assertive bitterness is present, moderately high compared to the malt profile. Low to medium low hop flavor - earthy and woodsy. Slight astringency in the dry finish. The finish also has a bit of a yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall this is an alright beer, but I wouldn't call it good. It probably doesn't help that it was 11 months old by the time it reached me. I think I would like a bit yet yeast character and a bit more hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
leosanches (18) - - MAR 28, 2015
Cerveja amarela escura e levemente translúcida. É possível notar a presença dos sedimentos e a espuma se faz presente, branca e fina. O aroma é agradável e convida para uma cerveja fritada e se sente um toque amadeirado. O sabor é equilibrado, porém de baixa complexidade e sem nenhum elemento de destaque. O corpo é médio e o amargor leve persiste no aftertaste, o que não atrapalha a drinkability. A proposta cítrica e amadeirada do aroma é concretizada no sabor. O pálato é ruim; cerveja um pouco rançosa e seca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3076) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2015
375 ml bottle into pint glass, best after 4/21/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apple, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, apple, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice English pale ale style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1090) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Sparkling cloudy honey ochre, thin short head, sparkling, yeast in bottle follow quite easily. Grainy aroma, bit one-sided, malty. Easy to drink, fizzy, light bodied, dry, grainy, dry finish. Pleasant but not much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (70) - - MAR 16, 2015
Poured a hazy light amber colour with almost no head with sediment clearly visible, giving it a thick rusty appearance. Orange flavours, weak on the hop side. Nice cream mouthfeel, yeasty and notes of berries. Fairly well carbonated. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (292) - Wyoming, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Poured from 12.7 oz bottle into schooner glass. Appearance: a 1" white head drops quickly with some light lacing left behind. Color is deep golden with plenty of sediment from bottle conditioning. Lots of streaming carbonation. Aroma: floral and some citrus hops are dominate, with some biscuit and cracker. Mouthfeel: fluffy and frothy with a mostly wet finish. Flavor: toffee, butterscotch, caramel, biscuit, with plenty of hop balance in the background. Overall: very well done. Enjoyed this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TET (1910) - FINLAND - MAR 8, 2015
A golden beer, a big yest particles, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has light malts, lemon, some sweetness of mandarin and honey. Taste has lemon, grain, some herbs, slightly harsh bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink. Could be fresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Toomio (301) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Keskitien saunakalja. Isä ah-kisoissa. Sandra Se. Näillä eväillä tänä meni ihan mukavasti.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
felip989 (68) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 4, 2015
Golden with a medium white head. Aroma is bread, biscuit, caramel, herbal and floral notea, light fruitness (apples, peaches, grapefruit). Taste is light pale malt and kimda resinous herbal hoppy, some cardboard, fruity, metallic and alcoholic notes. Light bitter aftertaste. Good beer but taste and palate are not so good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
panzerwolf (137) - FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Pours clear gold. Taste of malts, a little bit bread and some floral notes. Just a very brief bite of bitterness. Overall, not offensive, but not memorable either. A nice Coopers ale to drink, regardless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SperkeleForce (676) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
One breeze of wind from oz. Like someone diving with equipment in the glass. Bubbles and sand everywhere. Taste is interesting mix of fruity garden mixed with walk on the grass.

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